Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Top Ten Song Cycles

From Margo Briessink's Gopera site, here is a list of favorite song cycles compiled from the mailing list Lieder-L by Celia Sgroi. Here are the top ten:

1. Dichterliebe (Schumann)
2. Winterreise (Schubert)
3. Liederkreis Op. 39 (Schumann)
4. Die schöne Müllerin (Schubert)
5. Kindertotenlieder (Schubert)

6. An die ferne Geliebte (Beethoven)
7. Serenade (Britten)
8. Vier letzte Lieder (Strauss)
9. Lieder eines fahrendes Gesellen (Mahler)
10. Songs and Dances of Death (Mussorgsky)

What? The Sarah Binks Songbook didn't make the list? Shame!

More little-performed treasures are listed in Unsung Songs by John Koopman.

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